MONTI, V. - The Celebrated CZARDAS - Arranged for String Quartet by Gerald Manning

Vittorio Monti
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�Can you play Monti�s Czardas?� � the number of times I heard this question asked as a request, to the first violin of the Dussek Ensemble of London which I was a founder member of many years ago; I can�t say I am surprised at the request for this piece by the Italian maestro Vittorio Monti, for it scored the most important success of his professional life � making him a true immortal, and was soon arranged for all kinds of ensembles.

Originally composed for either violin or mandolin, here it is in an arrangement (of which I am sure there are many) for string quartet, and any string quartet that does the rounds of playing for wedding receptions, business lunches and dinners, cocktail soir�es, coming of age birthday parties and so on will surely be requested to play this music at some time; or it could even be used as a recital encore to show off the virtuosity of your first violin. I must say I enjoyed arranging it, as it was the perfect foil to the intricacies of my second string quartet, which I also happen to be working on at the moment.

Score ID
Vittorio Monti
Difficult (Grades 7+)
4 minutes
String quartet
Classical music
Instrumental parts

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